Sirois Tool Goes Hawaiian for Charity

Derek, Jozef, AJ and Dan

Warmer weather is finally here! And while most of us are just beginning to think about pulling our shorts and t-shirts out of winter storage, the employees at Sirois Tool have already plummeted headfirst into summer, donning their short-sleeved Hawaiian shirts for a good cause the first Friday in May.

Hawaiian shirt Friday is a fun summer tradition at Sirois, and after seeing the workforce’s early enthusiasm this year, the company decided to ramp it up a notch by incorporating a challenge.

In May, Sirois Tool held its first ever Hawaiian Shirt Employee Charity Challenge. The company offered to donate $100 to the charity of each employee’s choice if they wore a Hawaiian shirt to work on Friday, May 6, and agreed to have their photo taken.

Thirty-five employees rose to the challenge, and Sirois Tool honored its promise by donating a total of $3,500 to various charities, including the American Cancer Society, Autism Family of Connecticut, the ASPCA, Disabled American Veterans, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and several smaller organizations and churches.

The employees not only enjoyed this colorful event, but they also left work that day with the warm feeling that comes from knowing they helped someone in need. It’s events like these that help make Sirois Tool a great place to work.

You can see more photos of the event on our Facebook page.